Deciding to update your kitchen is often something which is left out of our hands, making it an easy decision to make. The kitchen becomes worn out, unfashionable or not to your taste and therefore needs to be changed. However making the choice to simply replace the kitchen doors rather than the entire kitchen requires a little more thought. You will have to think things through before you place your order.
Can I afford it?
Thankfully replacing kitchen doors is a much cheaper option than replacing an entire kitchen. You have the option of installing the doors yourself, saving on the cost of of tradesman and you can choose doors which are entirely within your budget. There are a huge range of replacement doors to suit all budgets and they start at around £30 each. Knowing this will make it much easier to decide if your budget will stretch to new doors or if you may even be able to afford to replace the worktops or carcasses where needed.
Can I do it myself?
Measuring, ordering and replacing your kitchen doors is a very simple process which most people can do themselves. However if you are worried about doing the work yourself, you may need to factor in the cost of getting a tradesman in to do the work for you. This will inevitably bump up the cost of the work, but will give you peace of mind. However if this thought puts you off, do take advantage of the videos on our website which show you exactly how to measure and fit our doors. You may find that it is easier than you thought.
Are the doors good quality?
You may think that because the doors are cheaper than elsewhere and you cannot see them in the flesh, that you may be ordering doors which are of a lower quality than those sold elsewhere. This is not the case. For your own information it is wise to get a sample sent to you so you can see the construction and the materials. You will soon see that replacement door companies are able to offer an excellent product at a cheap price. This is because their overheads are lower and they do not have expensive staff and showrooms.
Is my kitchen suitable?
You will need to carefully inspect your kitchen cabinets to see if they are still suitable for replacement kitchen doors. It is true that some carcasses may be in poor condition and therefore should be replaced before new doors are added. You will get a poor result if you don't take this step. That being said, most carcasses are in good shape if you kitchen is less than 10-15 years old. You may find that the insides could do with some paint or maybe new shelves, but it is the doors which get the most abuse during their lifetime while carcasses last well.
Should I replace anything else?
While you are in the process of replacing your kitchen doors you should look at the other parts of your kitchen which may be in need of a spruce-up. Consider whether the worktops, handles, flooring or tiling needs to be updated while you are replacing the doors. The Kitchen Door Workshop offers worktops, handles and other accessories which you can order all in one go. This makes it more convenient than deciding at a later date that you might want to replace these items. Once the new doors are in place you may find everything else looks a little shabby.
Once all of these things have been considered you are in a position to place your order in the confidence that you are dealing with a reputable company and have made an informed choice.